Chamber hires director

By Per Peterson

Brittany Larson is coming home, and the Tracy Area Chamber of Commerce couldn’t be more pleased.

Larson, a 2010 graduate of Tracy Area High School, has been tabbed as the next Chamber director, succeeding Kim Roggatz. Larson was chosen among at least 10 applicants.

“As a Tracy native, it is very exciting to be able to hold a position in my hometown where I have the opportunity to make a positive impact on my community with the collaborative team-effort from the Chamber,” Larson said.

The director position is part-time. Larson’s official start date will be Monday, May 7.

“What gave Brittany the edge was her passion and desire for this community,” said Chamber President Greg Carlson. “She knows what is important to this town and she will bring a fresh perspective to her new role. Brittany cares a lot about Tracy and wants to see it thrive. Using her education and her background and coupling that with her passion for this community, I am excited to see what new ideas she is able to come up with.”

Larson said she is looking forward to rejoining a community she says fosters tight-knit relationships.

“I think that is something I can absolutely use to my benefit as I begin my position as the Chamber Director,” she said. “After meeting some of the Chamber board members a few weeks ago, I felt very comfortable and confident that I would get to be with people I have already known for years but never had the opportunity to work with.”

Larson said increasing Chamber memberships is one of her goals, and she wants to develop the entity into a more impactful one by getting community members more involved.

“We are also working to try to introduce new ideas for events in the community to mix it up from our usual expected events,” she said. “As of now, this is still a part-time position but I don’t plan on letting that hold me back from doing the best I can. I really want to come through for my new team.”

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